- F1 championship bosses will chair a virtual meeting with drivers for feedback over their plans to relaunch the 2020 season following the delays enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid another ‘Lewis Hamilton moment’ after he criticised the decision to attempt to stage the planned season-opener in Melbourne (The Daily Mail

- Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner says Ferrari’s secret engine settlement with the FIA left a “bad taste in people’s mouths” as he opens up on fears about the future of F1 amid the coronavirus crisis (The Telegraph

- Meanwhile, ex-F1 team boss Eddie Jordan believes six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton “will switch to Ferrari” because he expects Mercedes to pull out of the sport (AutoBild

- Mercedes has reached its longest win-less streak of the V6 hybrid era due to the unprecedented disruption to the 2020 F1 season, having gone 155 days since its last victory at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (RaceFans

- Alain Prost has revealed that one of the reasons opted not to renew Nico Hulkenberg's contract for the 2020 season and ultimately replace him with Esteban Ocon was due to the German being too “negative” (AS.com

- Charles Leclerc reckons sim racing has strengthened the relationship between F1 drivers during lockdown (RACER

- Ferrari has begun to gradually reopen its Maranello and Modena production factories with more than a thousand employees returning to work as part of its “Back on Track” programme (La Gazzetta dello Sport

- Lando Norris says the events of this past weekend's IndyCar esports event, when reigning Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud appeared to purposely take him out of the lead, were unacceptable given how much online racing has grown in stature this year (ESPN

 

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